Edwin B. Henderson — a Black Fives Era pioneer who is known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball” — has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame! He is “unsung” no more.
Two consecutive weeks of full-page coverage in the New York Amsterdam News is an honor for which we are grateful.
The mission of the Black Fives Foundation is to use the pre-1950 history of African Americans in basketball to teach, enlighten, and inspire, while honoring its pioneers and their descendants.
The University of Indianapolis is honoring the memory and contributions of two alums, African American basketball pioneers Ray and George Crowe, by renaming one of its student residences after them.
If a community initiative passes final City Council approval, New York City will rename a Bronx street after former Harlem Rens star John Isaacs. It is a section of Hoe Avenue that runs alongside the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club where Isaacs worked as a youth counselor for nearly 50 years.